Hexagon and Minera San Cristóbal S.A. deploy HxGN MineOperate OP Pro & HxGN MineProtect CAS & OAS in Bolivia
Hexagon and Minera San Cristóbal S.A. deploy HxGN MineOperate OP Pro & HxGN MineProtect CAS & OAS in Bolivia (Credits: Hexagon)
Hexagon’s Mining division has deployed a fleet management and safety implementation project with Minera San Cristóbal S.A. As part of this project, Hexagon deployed 65 HxGN MineOperate OP Pro systems, nearly 40 HxGN MineProtect Collision Avoidance Systems (CAS), and 30 HxGN MineProtect Operator Alertness Systems (OAS) to the San Cristóbal open pit mine operations in Lipez, Potosí Department, Bolivia.
The San Cristóbal mine, one of the largest zinc, lead, and silver deposits in the world, features low grade mineralisation in vast volume. The mine produces zinc-silver and lead-silver concentrated minerals, and is currently the largest mining operation in Bolivia's history. It also boasts the title of the sixth largest producer of zinc in the world and the fourth largest producer of silver in the world.
Minera San Cristóbal is familiar with Hexagon’s Mining division’s solutions, as it already utilises HxGN MinePlan’s Engineering and Geoscience suites for 3D geological modeling, mine design, and production planning at the San Cristóbal mine. Deployment of HxGN MineOperate and MineProtect solutions was completed in the second quarter of 2023.
“We pride ourselves on carrying out our operations with the use of state-of-the-art technology like Hexagon’s mining solutions,” Luis Escamilla, Mine Manager of Minera San Cristóbal S.A, said. “Alongside the qualifications of our workers, we put a strict focus on health and safety, the preservation of the environment, and the sustainable development of communities.”
“We are excited to expand our relationship with Minera San Cristóbal and we appreciate that they are including their workers’ safety in their digital transformation journey,” said Ricardo Gutierrez, Sr. Managing Director of EMEA & previous General Manager of Mexico for Hexagon’s Mining division. “The implementation of our fleet management system will allow insight into valuable data they have been wanting so to gain in operational efficiencies, including the ability to visualise ore and waste polygons, as well as dig lines to truly see mining progress.”
MineOperate OP Pro offers open pit mines high-precision guidance for dozers, drills, and loading equipment, and low-precision guidance for haul trucks, primary vehicles, and auxiliary equipment. OP Pro improves bench elevations, reduces dilution, and decreases rework to improve site safety, efficiency, and profitability. OP Pro was installed on front-end loaders, hydraulic shovels, drills, haul trucks, primary vehicles, and auxiliary equipment.
Hexagon’s Collision Avoidance Solution is being deployed on haul trucks to reduce speed-related incidents, and on hydraulic shovels and bulldozers to reduce the number of incidents between them. It offers protection to mining vehicle operators, vehicles, and assets via a smart antenna and an unobtrusive cabin display unit. The system reduces the risk of collisions by alerting vehicle operators to equipment and vehicles up to 500 meters away without a direct line of sight.
The MineProtect Operator Alertness System (OAS) is an integrated fatigue and distraction management solution that helps keep operators of heavy and light vehicles safer by alerting them to microsleep, fatigue, or distraction events. Both the CAS and OAS systems will help keep drivers and operators safer while working in the mine.
After seven years at the helm of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane announced today he will retire from the role at the end of the year.
- The R 9300 mining excavator – which premiered at Bauma 2022 – is now available for purchase and will enter serial production in 2024
- A pre-series performance test on site confirmed the excavator’s high performance with an average availability of 94%
- This latest machine uses 15% less fuel and improves fuel efficiency by 25% over that of the R 9250, Liebherr Mining’s previous 250-tonne class excavator
The R 9300 Generation 8 – the newest excavator in the Liebherr Mining range – can now be purchased. Following successful validation at a mine in Indonesia, the R 9300 has proven its ability to improve both productivity and efficiency on site. Once the machine enters serial production in 2024, it will replace the R 9250 within the 250-tonne class.
The Directorate General of Energy and Climate (DGEC) from the French Ministry of Energy Transition and RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité) have awarded Fugro a ground investigation campaign to support the development of future wind farms in the Sud-Atlantique zone of the Bay of Biscay. The Geo-data acquired during the investigation will be used by pre-selected developers for their preliminary engineering design studies and future tenders.
Net Zero Watch welcomed the decision of the Swedish government to cancel its targets for “100% renewable energy” supply and shift to a more technology neutral aspiration for “100% fossil-free” energy provision.
From first Ideas to Implementation – Satisfaction is guaranteed when we are enthusiastic about what we construct!
Enthusiasm about what we do when we build something is an important key to job satisfaction; communicating this to others, valuing people we deal with, and attracting skilled personnel in future gen...
Konrad Behnke studied geology in Germany with a semester and internship abroad. He left his comfort zone during the corona pandemic – travelling first to Scandinavia. He has been working as an...
Optimisation of Salt Production at Heilbronn Mine using a Combination Approach to conventional Mining and mechanical Cutting
Heilbronn mine has been producing rock salt for many years using both conventional mining and mechanical cutting, the two methods being operated independently of each other. With the rearrangement o...
12.12.2023 - 13.12.2023
14.12.2023 - 15.12.2023
14.12.2023 - 15.12.2023
GEOTEC HANOI 2023 – The 5th International Conference on Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development
18.12.2023 - 19.12.2023
World’s longest Railway Tunnel Project – supported by innovative Conveyor Digitalisation and reliable Engineering
17. October 2022 (1979 Clicks)
The consortium BTC Brennero Tunnel Construction and the Hosch Group jointly delivered on a world-class tunnelling project by combining excellent engineering with the innovative remote monitoring system Hoschiris Discover.
27. December 2018 (13089 Clicks)
Das Buch 4 der Buchreihe „Dokumentation der technischen Entwicklung bei der RAG“ zeigt die Entwicklungen der vergangenen fünf Jahrzehnte im Bereich Logistik der RAG. Die Logistik unter Tage wurde durch die flächige Entwicklung des Steinkohlenbergbaus, z.B. durch Anschluss- oder Verbundbergwerke, und die Zunahme der Gewinnungsteufe vor erhebliche Herausforderungen gestellt.
27.11.2023 (467 Clicks)
04.11.2023 (150 Clicks)
24.11.2023 (127 Clicks)